hotam press




2019.09.19 - 10.26

Little Mountain Press

Powder Room

Little Mountain Press is an art and illustration independent publisher from New York, USA and Shenzhen, China. The press was established in the summer of 2018 by the illustrator duo Xiao Mei and Mountain Dog. Little Mountain Press has published most zines and prints in risograph. As a duo, they love bright colors and are not afraid to express their sexual and ethnic identity. Their mission is to transform boredom into joy and challenge people's perception through print media.


Powder Room is the first gallery exhibition of the print work by Little Mountain Press. Many of Little Mountain’s customers have told Little Mountain that the prints make great decoration in the bathroom. The ‘powder’ also refers to the colourful toner used in Risograph printing.


To coincide with the upcoming Vancouver Art Book Fair which Little Mountain Press is to participate, Bookshop/Gallery will have a welcome reception for the dynamic duo on Thursday, October 17, from 5 to 7 PM.


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2019.07.25 - 08.31

Paul de Guzman

3 Works

We are pleased to present ‘3 Works’ by Paul de Guzman. The exhibition marks a unique and rare appearance of the artist in his home city. In each of the first three weeks of the exhibition, de Guzman will introduce one work and it will remain on view till the end of the exhibition. In keeping with the gallery's theme of showing literary-related works, the artist has chosen to exhibit his ongoing series of bookworks that represent three critical stages from his career spanning almost 20 years.


De Guzman’s artistic practice is governed by nomadic gestures and transient objects, and characterized by a concept-driven approach across a variety of media. As the artist works in fields appropriate for each project, an increasingly important outcome of his current investigations recognize the roles of language, architecture and other structure-based entities as control mechanisms. His working method can be described as having an acute sensitivity toward an idea, a site, its public and its surroundings, complimented with interests in the dynamics of social structures and post-colonial concerns.


Born in Mandaluyong City, The Philippines where he studied Engineering, Paul de Guzman moved to Canada with his family in 1984 and has been exhibiting his work since 1997. De Guzman's continuing education in art is autodidactic, achieved by visiting galleries, attending lectures, reading texts and watching documentaries on art, criticism and architecture.


More information is available at


A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 3 to 5 PM.


2019.08 (the month of august)

Queer+Feminist Book Sale

All sale books & magazines are under $10 !!!


Topics include Art, Theories, History, Film Studies, Literature, Biography, Lifestyle, Race, Gender, Design, Comics, Fashion & More !

Upcoming Exhibitions:



Gary Kachadourian (New York)


Jan/Feb 2020

Lise Melhorn-Boe (Kingston ON)

Hotam Press acknowledges that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlí" lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.